Lesbian Couple Seek Brian & Justin for Role Play
Okay, you be Brian this time and splay me
Across this moonlit Brooklyn hide-a-bed.
Do you think it’s the same, giving head,
As each time our mouths seek vainly
The headstrong beige buttons of khakis?
Glancing up, you find my eyes fixed to your head.
This is why we in the first place go to bed—
The life-altering locking of eyes.
Do you think it’s the same for Brian and Justin?
I need you to nod, vigorously, Yes.
I’ve studied them, you know, these golden men in heat,
Since in the divorce I got the Fifth Season.
They remind me of, unbearably, us.
We’re all just transmen now, alone, obsessed with Brian Kinney.
Heather McNaugher is the author of System of Hideouts and two poetry chapbooks, Panic & Joy and Double Life. She teaches at Chatham University, where she is poetry editor of The Fourth River. She was recently a writer-in-residence at the Gullkistan Center for Creativity in Iceland.
This issue of Chelsea Station was co-edited by
Mitch Kellaway, AJ Sass, and Noah Grabeel.